You guys should play the old CRPGs from the early 90s. People used to map out everything in a dungeon. In fact, I think some of the games came with fucking GRAPHING PAPER. haha.
What are the names of some of these? Are there any that are abandonware I can track down? Sounds interesting!!!
I thought it was pretty interesting too, so I found a bunch a few months ago:
Wizardry series: I think 1-7 are abandonware, but beware, the first 5 are old school to the max and insanely difficult, 6-8 had an automapper.
Dungeon Master 1 + 2: Pretty cool old school games, HUGE dungeons, cool puzzles, but sort of hard to map out so I wouldn't really recommend starting your graph paper career here lol. Both are abandonware.
Eye of The Beholder series: Based on D&D pretty decent games, really similar to Dungeon Master but with slightly smaller maps, all of them are abandonware and there's SNES ports
Bard's Tale series: I haven't tried these out yet, but always see them listed in the top old school CRPG lists, all are abandonware
Shining in the Darkness: Genesis RPG, part of the Shining Force series.
Phantasy Star 1: Sega Master System, this one was really really good for a game as old as it is, I just finished it not too long ago =D
All the PC abandonware games you'll need DOSBox to play....and a huge stack of graph paper XD